environmental

Hedge Funds

We’re all stakeholders, says Hermes CEO

It’s not common to sit in an industry seminar and hear a chief executive utter the words, “Firstly, let me appeal to your hearts”, yet this was the central currency to Hermes CEO Saker Nusseibeh’s keynote at last week’s environmental, social and governance-themed ACSI conference. Addressing a diverse industry crowd, with several major fund CEOs […]
Investment Strategy

New chair at LGS promises more growth, ESG

New Local Government Super (LGS) chair, Bruce Miller, says the superannuation fund is focused on growth post-global financial crisis (GFC), with the board open to potential mergers and its attention fixed firmly on environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment strategies. Miller, a former Cowra Shire mayor recently elected for a two-year term, said the $7-billion […]
Administration

Board diversity helps emerging-market penetration

A study by AXA Investment Managers of Europe’s top 50 companies shows that those with a greater percentage of board members from emerging market economies source more of those revenues from those markets. Matt Christensen, AXA’s Paris-based head of responsible investment is in Australia to launch a new environmental, social and governance (ESG) framework for […]
Investment Strategy

On-message corporations threaten engagement

For Susheela Peres da Costa, head of environmental, social and governance (ESG) services at governance and research consultancy Regnan, this is a double-edged sword, with a greater access to information often meaning greater access to a message that has been carefully managed. “One of the things that worries me, recently, about the proliferation of different […]
Investment Strategy

Mercer leads ESG

Mercer will integrate its proprietary environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings across all of its manager-search and performance data, cementing ESG as a key investment consideration. The consultant rates more than 20,000 strategies, oversees more than $5 trillion of assets under advice and has $60 billion in its multi-manager products. Mercer has led the consulting […]
Hedge Funds

Seeking action from ESG

The controversial state of financial regulation around the globe, the difficulties of green investing and watching asset consultants go head-to-head in front of a room full of potential clients were some of the highlights of the Australian Council of Super Investors (ACSI) annual conference. Held in Melbourne last month, the conference had a strong focus on […]
Hedge Funds

British uni fund takes ESG lead, but mulls hedge fund application

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